This is because the Colombian frontman—who has started only one Premier League match this season—has suffered yet another injury setback.
This time, the striker—who is currently on loan at Chelsea from AS Monaco—has aggravated a thigh injury, news that has also been lamented by the Blues’ interim coach Guus Hiddink.
“We had him in a game and he had this injury again,” the experienced manager began.
“Our medical staff tried to build him up and he had a setback which is not a positive signal.”
It remains to be seen how long Falcao’s latest injury blow will keep him benched.
The forward is now likely to be absent until February [according to The Sun], which makes a further mockery of the Blues’ decision to sign him during the summer following his miserable season at Manchester United.
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In the context of last year’s struggles—and the player’s dodgy injury record—it appears increasingly ludicrous that the Blues are committing £140,00o-per-week to a player who has scored only one goal in nine EPL outings this term.